There was a lot at stake for the gay men who used the language of Polari.
Mx. Sidney Woodruff is a queer Black ecologist and UC Davis PhD student studying reptile and amphibian conservation in Yosemite National Park. Mx. Woodruff says that the unique challenges that queer and Black youth face make it difficult to break into STEM, which led her to join the MUSE Mentorship and guide students in the field.
Sally Ride Club has assembled a list of STEM resources, primarily for high schoolers and college students. While some items cater to LGBT+ STEM, many are open to all.
Explore four LGBT+ scientists of historical note, brought to you in infographic form by Sally Ride Club.